test techniques | TechWell

test techniques

tree root Is Testing on Rooted Mobile Devices Worth It?

Rooting may help you achieve a few otherwise difficult-to-simulate scenarios, but it comes with its own baggage that can weigh down potential benefits. Testers have to carefully weigh the pros and cons and the true need to root a device for a testing assignment before doing so.

Mukesh Sharma's picture
Mukesh Sharma
wavy line graph Use Input Data, Output Data, and Analytics to Drive Your Testing

The industry keeps growing in complexity, and there are more things than ever that need to be tested. By studying the data you have and making use of modern analytics, you can allow your team to run more smoothly, complete certain tasks with fewer resources, and give yourself a clearer lane to better software.

Josiah Renaudin's picture
Josiah Renaudin
Person pulling back a curtain Demystifying DevOps: A Day in the Life of a DevOps Tester

The idea of working as a test specialist on a team using DevOps can be intimidating. There are at least two technology stacks, containerization and continuous integration, that you need to be familiar with. But few people need to be able to start from scratch. Here's what a normal day of testing in DevOps looks like.

Justin Rohrman's picture
Justin Rohrman
yoga pose The Unique Relationship Between Yoga and Testing

When you’re testing software, yoga is probably the last thing on your mind. You don’t need to be a yoga master to test better, but if you add a few poses to your routine and understand how your mindset needs to adapt to different situations, you’ll set yourself up for smarter, more complete testing.

Josiah Renaudin's picture
Josiah Renaudin
Various bugs Why Software Testing Is Key to DevOps

One of the major reasons organizations adopt DevOps practices is to accelerate delivery of software to production. However, many fail to include quality components in their practices. Continuous deployment without quality is just delivering continuous bugs. Here's why software testing is an essential part of DevOps.

Alan Crouch's picture
Alan Crouch
Photo of a person looking through binoculars, by Evan Kirby 6 Skills Needed for Exceptional Exploratory Testing

While anyone can claim to be an exploratory tester, only those with a set of honed skills will discover hard-to-find bugs that could impact your mobile app or website. Exploratory testers must possess these six skills if they are to find the edge cases that could derail a successful software release.

Nicholas Roberts's picture
Nicholas Roberts
ladybug Software Teams Aren’t Taking Bug Reporting Seriously Enough

Of the things that are being sacrificed for speed, proper bug reporting is high on the list. Because it’s so easy to quickly update applications on the fly and push out fixes within days or even hours rather than weeks or months, plenty of teams assume it’s OK to ship something with a high volume of bugs.

Josiah Renaudin's picture
Josiah Renaudin
devops testing Why DevTestOps Might Be the Next Big Buzzword

The hope with any new concept is that it produces better results while removing certain tedious steps that might cause frustration along the way. While DevOps does change the way you test, you cannot forget that testing is still a major layer to your success.

Josiah Renaudin's picture
Josiah Renaudin